Positive coronavirus cases in Canaries increase to 220
Tenerife now has 143 accumulated cases of coronavirus as the total figure for the Canary Islands escalates in the space of three days from 148 to 220.
There have been three deaths, two in Tenerife and one in Gran Canaria, and 82 people needed admission to hospital. Of these, 23 went into intensive care. Nine people have been cured.
By islands, Tenerife has 143 accumulated cases; Gran Canaria, 55; La Gomera, 3; La Palma, 5; Lanzarote, 3 and Fuerteventura, 11. There are no cases on the smaller islands of El Hierro or the eighth island of La Graciosas.
To ensure the best possible health care, the population is asked to use resources rationally. The coronavirus service telephone number enabled by the Ministry of Health is 900 112 061. This line has been reinforced to assist all those who have symptoms (such as cough, fever, headache, etc.) and who have been in contact with people who have travelled to risky areas such as Madrid, the Basque Country or Italy. From that phone the testing will be assessed and managed. The 1-1-2 phone is for emergencies only.
From the beginning to date, a total of 39,545 calls have been received, of which 34,907 and 4,638 in 112.
The Canary Institute of Hemodonation and Hemotherapy (ICHH) insists on the importance of donating blood these days in order to maintain the necessary reserves for health needs as blood expires and demand is expected to increase in the coming days.